Nutrition

What Good is Fat? A Personal Trainer Perspective.

By April 21, 2010 October 20th, 2011 No Comments

We are constantly being told to avoid fat by the media and science, but fat does actually have a purpose and it’s dangerous to avoid it totally. Here are some of the types of fat what they do:

  • Saturated fat-it’s mostly found in animal sources but is also present in some plants. This type of fat is important for the nervous system and the cells in our body. This fat can be found in meat, eggs, dairy, coconut and palm oil.
  • Monounsaturated fat-this is found in both animal and plant sources and helps protect us from heart disease.
  • Polyunsaturated fat- found in fish and plant sources it is very important our cells and proper brain function.

So even saturated fat has it’s purpose, and as with all nutritional advice that we give as Diets Don’t Work personal trainers the key is to be moderate in all things, be good for most of the time and have fun with food while exercising to counter balance the treats.

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